Play School News
Independence Day Celebrations
India celebrates its 69th Independence Day on Saturday, the 15th August and the three and four years old little Niveditans of The Play School celebrated it in campus a day ahead with equal amount of zeal and enthusiasm. Their energetic portrayal of the great freedom fighters and the innumerable sacrifices awakened the patriotism in the audience which resounded to the slogan – “Being Proud to be an Indian’ , reminding and reinforcing our need to work towards building a self-sufficient and modern nation never forgetting our rich past.
The programme began with a band of little Niveditans dressed in the tricolor as tribals welcoming the Principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman. This was followed by a vibrant without programme with patriotic songs, dance and display of the young achievers of modern India. It was a moment of great pride as the ‘Dandi March’ was recreated by the tiny tots. The Principal in her speech congratulated the participants and recollected the sacrifices of our freedom fighters encouraged the students to follow the path of righteousness and hard work to build a bright future for the nation.
Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as Eid, marks the end of Ramadan, he Islamic holy month of fasting and praying. To commemorate this occasion, students of UKG, Sister Nivedita The Play School presented a programme enlightening their fellow students about the spirit behind the festival which included introducing the first meal and prayer offered before sunrise. Participants in their attractive traditional attires presented a well- rehearsed dance programme. Celebrating multifarious cultures and festivals in the school has always helped in instilling and enforcing the universal values of brotherhood, tolerance, peace, compassion and solidarity in the students, thereby also sensitizing them towards harmonious living in our diverse cultural society.
Fun with Science Experiment
I am crowned kings and queens of tomorrow
To identify and nurture the latest at a young age, The Play School, Sister Nivedita School , held a dance programme for UKG students. The theme given to the students was ‘Friendship’ and ‘Mother’. Enthusiastic parents trained their children to dance in accordance to their individually selected a dance tunes . Participants came in colourful attires and their enthusiastic dancing was well received and appreciated by the audience. Parents were gracefully thanked for their support, encouragement and efforts in training their children . The programme concluded happily with the entire Play School joining in an informal dance.
Forgiveness and Friendship go hand-in hand
The Play School of Sister Nivedita School had a dual celebration in campus – ‘Forgiveness Day’ and “Friend ship Day”. The teachers enacted short skits whereby the students learnt to correct the mistakes and forgive their friends and forge strong bonds of friendship. The teachers are true friends and mentors’ of the students and they joined in the celebration by enjoying colorful and creatively created friendship bands and the programme concluded on a happy note.
Nature Conservation Day’ in The Play School
The Play School of Sister Nivedita School celebrated its ‘Nature’ Conservation Day” in campus with an aim of spreading awareness amongst the students, our future conservationalists, about their environment and how best they can take care of it. The students chipped in their efforts by actively participating in a ‘Nature Walk” . They marched to the high school block, shouting slogans, decked up in green, blue and brown costumes signifying the colour of nature, water and soil, urging one and all to conserve our Nature. Emphasizing the importance of land, water, air conservation, wildlife protection and usage of solar energy participants presented a short skit which was followed by a pledge to conserve our precious flora and fauna. In today’s world, where humans are fast depleting our natural resources , the day is not far when we may completely destroy it. Hence, it is imperative to instill such laudable values in the children that would last them a life time, benefiting the future adults that they would one day become to society and to the Earth.
Creative learning of shapes in the class room on 6th July, 2015
UKG students were completely engrossed in creating different shapes from bread slices and enjoyed eating them during their snack time.
A peahen was found near Sister Nivedita School premises and rescued by ARPF team on 26th June, The team members also briefly introduced the peahen to The Play School students in the ongoing assembly before taking it away to their animal shelter.
Sister Nivedita school held an introductive, interesting and energetic workshop for the Pre-Primary and Primary teachers where they learnt new teaching techniques for teaching through play way method.
Introduction to the concept of Empty and Full
A Day to Thank Doctors’
Saluting the selfless service to mankind irrespective of caste or creed and religion. Sister Nivedita The Play school celebrated Doctors’ Day in school. The students of The Play School and Primary wing had the opportunity to visit a ‘Multi –Speciality Hospital’ made by teachers with teachers as doctors explaining briefly about the various specialists in medical field and the self care by students to keep oneself healthy and a high spirits. This is where our ‘Swacch Bharat’ comes in hard keeping our surroundings clean and therefore maintaining good health. We may even pay tribute on this day to all the nurses assisting the doctors and caring for their patients with love and patience.
First step into the Art World
The students at Sister Nivedita School Play School walked on the ‘line’ enjoying every moment. Their focus on the task, that is of balancing a book as well as maintaining their walk helped them in improving their concentration as well as fine tuning their motor skills
Health and happiness
International yoga day celebrations in the Play School spreads cheer and happiness amongst the students.
Paring and sorting through play way method
Circle Time Caption
Cotton Dabbing (Cherry)
Celebrating the Joys of Life – ‘Indradhanush Day’
It was a day of fun and frolic as the students of The Play School of Sister Nivedita School joined in an occasion to experience, explore and learn about the creation of ‘Indradhanush’. A bit of mythology mixed with science enraptured the students who were thrilled when they could feel the rain artificially crated by our school teachers. A mixture of ‘Planetarium’ and ‘Dialogue in the dark’ replete with the sounds of rumbling thunder, fauk lightening was both a challenge for the teachers and a delight for the students who enjoyed dancing in the rain. The students could merrily recite the rhymes after this enriching experience though a few of them were not in so pleasant mood after experiencing the sounds of thunder and lightening knowing there was a bright sunny sky outside. In all it was a day full of surprises and eager anticipation enriching every mind and heart with joy.
To celebrate the wonderful earth day on 22nd April 2015 he children of The Play School of Sister Nivedita School gathered in the morning assembly to talk about saving he mother earth from being polluted, raising slogans and performing activities. Each child was given a badge that reminded the people of duties and responsibilities in keeping the Planet Earth young and green.
Heading to school for New Academic Session 2015-16
Making Shapes with Dough
Finger Printing (Water Melon)
UKG GRADUATION DAY
The Playschool wing of SNS had its second Graduation ceremony on 24th March. It was a proud moment for parents,
teachers and children as the children received their Graduation Certificates from the school authorities. Mr Karthik Polsani, member,
Advisory committee with his wife Mrs. Sneha graced the occasion. The Principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman congratulated the P.P. In-charge,
teachers and children for their excellent performance throughout the academic year. She elucidated the need to impart good values and to have an
organized manner of working in the daily chore which would groom children responsible to society as they grow and have their own accountability.
Quoting stasis Touches, she reminded the audience to know the child well before planning a short humorous satirical skit on the routine of school going children with a couple of cultural. It was a proud moment for the teachers and the children performance touched their hearts. They felt satisfied that the students were well set and prepared to move to the higher levels in academics. A personal touch was added with the parents posted remarks added to the positive running of the school.
‘LITTLE CHAMPS’ – QUIZ GAME
The Play school of SNS held a quiz contest for the students in their school campus. The students were divided into six teams, each named after famous cartoon characters. Adhering to the quiz rules and answering questions promptly in different ‘audio’, visual and ‘rapid-fire’ rounds, the young minds proved to be equally competent as any senior. The audience too identified and heartily cheered their teams. The programme concluded with the judges applauding the efforts of the contestants. They also appreciated the positive environment which helped the students to nurture memory skills, build a sense of team spirit and learn how to improve their promptness and time management.
Annual Day Celebrations 2015 - Nursery to Xth
There was excitement in the air as the students of ‘The Playschool’, a wing of SNS got together to celebrate their favourite doll – ‘Pinky’s’ birthday party. The boys enjoyed riding in their cars and parking them in a mini – parking area and joined the girls in the celebration. Colourful decorations with ballons, typical of birthday parties was an inerting right. The students danced and enjoyed, sharing theirhappiness with their friends and teachers. Table manners were subtly taught as they ate a sumptuous cake and the students also learnt to host the guests and later carefully not littering their playground and meticulously using the dustbin. Each child felt it was his/her own birthday enjoying the fun and learning the life skills as a part of personality development.
Recreation of ‘Mythological era’
‘Once upon a time….’, these magical wordshave the power to transfer the children’s imagination away from reality into the amazing world of fables and stories. Enjoying a warm morning, the students of the Play School wing of SNS took everyone to the bygonetime period as they came dressed as various mythological characters. The students enacted numerous gods and goddesses with great poise and clarity, chanting slokas with the eager audience too joining in. The philosophical words of ‘Ekalavya’, ‘Satyabhama’ and ‘chanting’ of ‘Jai Sri Ram’ by ‘Hanuman’ the staunch follower of Lord Rama captivated the attention. It was truly an amazing and befitting performance by one and all as we retraced our steps, reviving and relivingour history and its rich culture and traditions
Dance Competition 2014
Christmas Celebrations 2014
Christmas is a time of joy time of giving and forgiving, bringing cheer to one and all. Sister Nivedita school, exclusive the Play School wing welcomed Christmas with great fervor. An auric atmosphere was created with the presence of Snowman, Santa claus and traditionally decorated X-mas trees which adorned the campus . The tiny tots with Santa caps enjoyed watching the nativity scene and the mindmap of the star towards Bethlehem which the 3 wisemen followed captivated them. Beautifully enacted dance-drama on the miracles of Jesus Christ was followed by an equally effervescent dance performance . The students happiness knew no bounds on the arrival of ‘Santa Claus. On his reindeer who brought goodies for all of them.
OUR COMMUNITY HELPERS
We are no where without community helpers today, but we hardly think about them and just take it for greatest it’s their way of life. In this world of technology where machines replace manual work, we are no longer aware of normal labour and have forgotten in our minds the hard work put in by these lesson known members of our society. Spreading awareness begins at a young age and the students of The Play School wing of Sister Nivedita School too joined in as they came disguised as various community helpers like doctors, cobblers, farmers, teachers, bakers and more in appreciation and thanksgiving the efforts of our community helpers. Honing the communication skills, the student community helpers interacted and confidently elucidated their exhibits and their roles to the audience. Many aspire to become doctors and engineers but, let us not forget the cobblers on the streets or the newspaper vendors who work ceaselessly, heedless of the sun and rain.
Annual Sports Meet (2014-15)
The Annual Sports Meet in The Play School of Sister Nivedita School began with the parade of the lucky mascots who were none other than the country’s eminent sports champions. The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of the Secretary of Sister Nivedita School Mrs. P. Rama Devi who also officially declared the Sports Meet Open. The events began with the oath ceremony followed by a string of spectacular performances displaying the enthusiasm and sportsmanship of the students. The burning desire for winning is always there in young and old and, children are no exception – The alert and active children participated in various sports events winning prizes. The Prizes were awarded by the Chief Guest, Mrs. P. Rama Devi and also by the Director of the school, Mr. Harihara Prasad. The Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman congratulated the students and reinforced the importance of sports and games in school.
SISTER NIVEDITA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
On 28th October, the little Sister Niveditans from the Play School group joined their senior in celebrating the 147th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita in the school campus. Born a scots-Irish in 1867, as Margaret Elizabeth Noble, Sister Nivedita was an epitome of kindness and affection. An invaluable energizer and helper, she strongly propagated women’s education. A disciple of Swami Vivekananda, she was a tireless social worker, author and a teacher. The little Niveditans paid homage to her during morning assembly and later during the day had a “speaking skills competition” in the campus. Children were encouraged to surmount stage fear and to learn the art of speaking.
MY FAVOURITE TOY
MY FAVOURITE FESTIVAL - Speaking Skills
‘Diwali’ – Festival of Lights and Delights
Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated over a period of five days . It begins on an auspicious note with ‘Dhanteras’ being celebrated on the 21st of October followed by ‘Narkachaturdasi’ on the 22nd and the welcoming of ‘Lord Rama’ with the bursting of crackers the day after. Govardhan Puja and lastly ‘Bhai Dhuj’ marks the ending of this joyous festival. With the school declaring holiday,s the students were all set to enjoy this festival at home with family and friends. The students of the Play School wing of Sister Nivedita School , put up a cultural programme before the holidays commenced. Participants were cutely dressed as they came in colourful costumes. On one hand the student narrated the story of the killing of the demon ‘Narkasura; by the Goddess ‘Satyabhama’ there by celebrating the victory of good over evil and, on the other hand , they also welcomed ‘Lord Rama’ along with Sita and ‘Lakshman’ with a well choreographed dance – drama. No doubt we all need wealth to be prosperous and the students too worshipped ‘Goddess Lakshmi’ to continue to bestow her blessings on us. The students were reminded of the ‘Do’s and Don’t’s’ to be followed while bursting crackers. They also recollected as they enjoyed sweets and snacks that ‘Good always wins over Evil’. The Principal of the school, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman , congratulated the participants and emphasized on the true essence of celebrating this festival ie., of having fun and being together and at the some time extending a helping hand to the lesser fortunate ones.
With the school set to declare vacation for Dussera after the I Term Summative Assessments and with the onset of the festival, the playschoolwing of SNS celebrated Dussera with great enthusiasm. The Kindergarten Campus wore a festive look as children and their parents had gathered to celebrate ‘Bathukamma’ – a festival of the new-born state of Telangana and, an occasion for feminine felicitation. Beautifully decorated ‘Bathukamma’ using different seasonal flowers were stacked by the students under the able guidance of their mothers in honour of the Goddess Maha Gauri Devi and later adorned the school ground. Adding fragrance to these natural flowers a cultural programme depicting scenes from mythology enthralled the audience Lord Rama’s valiant victory over the 10-headed demon king ‘Ravana’ and Goddess Durga’s killing of ‘Mahishasura’ were beautifully enacted by the children. The mind map to the effigy of of ‘Ravana’ held the audience spellbound. Interpretation of ‘Mahabharata’ to suit the need of the day was enacted where, the ‘Pandavas’ were shown to renounce the use of weapons by hiding them under the ‘Jammi Chettu’ tree, thereby spreading the message of brotherhood abd peace. The Principal of the school, Mrs Jayanti Venkataraman, in her message, congratulated the winners of ‘Bathukamma’ competition and encouraged the children to ‘Think good and Do good’ to become good citizens.
HINDI DIWAS Celebrations
The students of SNS Playschool celebrated ‘Hindi Diwas’ to show their appewation towards the National Language. The melodious singers sang a delightful ‘bal geet’ which was most endearing. The students immensely enjoyed viewing a skit depicting the importance of each letter in the Hindi ‘Varanmala’. End of the day, they participated in a unique ‘tongou-twister’ competition in the Hindi language. The Principal of the school Mrs Jayanthi Venkataraman, lauded the commendable performance of the students and encouraged them towards better self-improvement to become the promising citizens of tomorrow.
Teacher’s Day Celebrations
“Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara…………”
The rendition of this shloka marked the beginning of Teacher’s Day celebrations in The Play School wing of Sister Nivedita School . A glowing tribute was paid to Dr. S. Radha Krishnan followed by the chanting of Shlokas and scintillating dance performances by the students of the Play School. The Principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, in her speech appreciated as well as inspired the teachers to continue their sincere efforts towards the holistic development of children as well as to implement innovative methods in imparting education to fortify and ignite the young minds.
Telugu Basha Dinotsavam and ‘Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations in the Play School
Sister Nivedita Play School looked forward to a dual celebrations ‘Telugu Day’ and ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ on Thursday, 28th August. The programme commenced with a song followed by a skit celebrating ‘Telugu Basha Dinotsavam’ , which encouraged the children to give equal importance to the mother tongue. The students of UKG enjoyed participating in a unique ‘tongue-twister’ competition in Telugu. ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ celebrations began with the entire campus echoing to the sound of ‘Ganapathi Bappa Moriya’ and ‘Jai Mangal Murthi’. Children dressed as Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi and Lord Ganesha warmly welcomed the dignitaries. The students of UKG displayed their little idols made of dough and clay which was adorned by one and all. Bhajans and an enthralling dance performance together with the voices of our little budding artists created an exciting and blissful environment. The highlight of the program was a skit put up by the students depicting the early life of Lord Ganesha. In her message, the Principal of the school Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, extended greetings, warmly welcomed Lord Ganesha, the destroyer of all evil and the ‘Nurturer’ to shower blessings on one and all.
Independence Day Celebration
The Pre-Primary students of Sister Nivedita School were encompassed in the spirit of patriotism and celebrated the 68th Independence Day of our great nation with great favour . The children made tricolor badges and crowns to showcase their talents. A cultural programme was organized in which children sang patriotic songs. The highlight of the celebration was a ‘Patriotic Ruhn’ by Pre-Primary children . It was a feast for the eyes as one saw the children running with great enthusiasm, holding on to the tri-colour and shouting patriotic slogans - ‘I love my India’, ‘ I am proud to be an Indian’, ‘ Jai Hind’ and ‘ Jai Bharat’. Children presented a skit to prevent ‘brain-drain’ from our nation. The children’s enthusiasm and energy reinforced the belief that even though our nation has a diverse culture with many religions, such programmes help to infuse the feeling of patriotism amongst the children – The future pride of our nation.
Congratulations to all the participants of the Inter School Competition conducted in Obul Reddy School on 07 - Aug - 2014
- Poem Recitation – I Prize goes to Diya Ghosh of LKG
- Picking the balls - III prize goes to Aarna Verma of LKG
- Colouring – III prize goes to Charuhas of LKG
Friendship & Forgiveness Day
Nature Conservation Day
Memory Skills Activity
The Sister Nivedita Play school has celebrated Ramzan on Monday, the 28th July in an authentic way. The Preprimary children began the celebration with a welcome note and spoke about the relevance of the day. Children embraced and greeted each other. The celebration had ended with a thrilling dance performance by UKG students.
Parts of the Body
DOCTOR'S Day Celebrations
Creative wrist Band Activity to inculcate Punctuality
Bheem & clever Chutki with our Tiny Tots !
First to School in a Happy Mood
PRE VACTION FUN TIME - BOOGIE WOOGIE AND THE PUPPET SHOW
1. Watermelon Activity
2. Skit on Good Habits Activity
3. Puppet Show
5. Sharing Day
6. Summer Fruit
Pool Party in our school
Mango Activity in our School
UKG Celebrated The Oncoming 'MANGO FESTIVAL' With Activities,Modals,Out-Outs Of The 'KING OF FRUITS' of varieties.
Having Fun & Enjoyment
Paper Tearing and Crumpling – Butterfly
A Juicy Summer Fruit – Water Melon
UKG children were shown and explained about the water melon fruit. Its colour and different shapes were shown. They tasted the juicy fruit and learnt about the importance of it.
Play School Reopening Day 2nd April, 2014
Primary Wing News
LIGHTING THE FLAME OF PATRIOTISM
On the eve of the 69th Independence Day, the premises of Sister Nivedita School was filled with patriotism and love for the country. Children of Primary wing presented a mélange of activities which included patriotic songs in hindi and telugu, dance, play etc. The programme was a blend of happenings in India before and after the British rule. Childen played a drama showing the plight of Indians under the British, focusing the important movements like the Revolt of 1857, the Swadeshi Movement , the Simon Commission etc., Children dressed as Gandhiji, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Sekhar Azad, depicted their contributions to the freedom struggle which touched the soul of the audience. The energetic dance performed by the children kept the flame of patriotism alive and made everyone spell bound. The pgogramme concluded with the speech of the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman who high lighted the recent contributions of the Indians in the field of technology and urged the students to be the pillars of the nation and uphold the values of the country. The entire programme was truly enthralling and created an atmosphere of national pride.
Children of primary wing of Sister Nivedita School celebrated ‘Ramzan’ with great excitement . ‘Eid’ means recurring happiness and festivity which children explained with extraordinary ardency. Children displayed the manner of doing ‘Namaz’. All the rituals associated with the festival were scrupulously explained. To mark this joyful festival children performed dance which captured everyone’s attention. It was an amazing sight to see small kids greeting each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ . The cherished goal of the entire programme was to inculcate a sense of oneness and generosity and develop respect for all religions among the students.
‘Bonalu’ – Celebrated with traditional fervor
Pomp and gaiety marked the celebration of ‘Bonalu’ in the Primary wing of Sister NIvedita School – a folk festival of Telangana that has accorded the status of ‘State Festival’. Children attired in colourful robes and the ‘Bonalu’ on their head performed dance. The celebration aimed to make children aware that Bonalu is celebrated to ward off diseases and usher in good health, peace and prosperity.
Commemorating the Divine Soul – Bhakta Ramadasu
Culture gives us a connection to certain social values, beliefs, religious and customs. Not everyone feels a connection with their cultural heritage, but children of Primary Wing of Sister Nivedita School do feel this connection which was reflected in their presentation of the life and work of Bhakta Ramadasu - a fervent devotee of Lord Rama. Children started the programme with Ganesh Vandana and this was followed by paying homage to Ramadasa. The story behind the construction of the Bhadrachalam Temple was scrupulously narrated by the children through soul filling songs, dances and dramatization which left everyone captivated . The entire presentation created an atmosphere of ultimate bliss and devotion. The programme aimed to make children understand that we should have respect not only for Ramadasa, but also for all the religious saints who could achieve their ‘Dreams’ of attaining God through Devotion, Dedication and Determination . The programme concluded with the speech by the Director of the school Mr. Harihara Prasad and the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman . Both of them appreciated and congratulated children for the wonderful programme and motivated them to know more about our culture and incorporate them in our life.
Activities done during Morning Assembly
Through a skit children of the Primary School have been shown how important it to be honest.
A small skit was performed by the students of class IV in the assembly showcasing the attributes of a pencil. The main aim was to tell the children that the qualities which have been bestowed by god on the pencil can be imbibed by all human beings too . If we do so all of us can strive to be the best.
Air pressure helps to push the boiled egg inside a bottle. A science experiment demonstrated the above principle.
A Science experiment done to show that hot water is lighter than cold water.
Sharing love gives happiness and beauty in the heart is the real beauty. To make the students know the value of sharing love and being affectionate to one and all, a small skit was performed in the morning assembly.
Fun way methods of learning – Out door & Indoor activities
An activity was conducted by the students of Class I to learn the art of shopping in fruit market.
Ascending & descending numbers taught through activities and fun way methods.
Sense Organs taught through simple activities in the class and outdoors
MANTRA FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING - "YOGA"
It is a matter of joy for all yoga enthusiasts that the ‘World Yoga Day’ will be celebrated on 21st June, 2015 the idea of which was formally proposed by our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in his maiden address to the General Assembly last year. Children of Primary and Pre-Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School took an initiative to make everyone aware of this international endeavour with all energy and enthusiasm. Children were informed about the benefits of yoga. Different asanas were demonstrated . Children performed Surya Namaskar along with the teachers. They made it very clear to everyone that yoga should be practized every day for the both physical and mental development, it should not be confined within ‘Yoga Day’ only. The main purpose of the programme was to make children aware of the fact that the practice of yoga brings peace of mind, improves health, reduces stress and thereby helps children live a happy, healthy and peaceful life with focused mind.
Class Room Activities
A science experiment was performed by the students to demonstrate the solubility of various substances in water.
Ascending & descending numbers taught through activities and fun way methods.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE YEAR 2015-16
Pranitha Priya of class III has won a Gold Meal and has been awarded Rs. 4,000/- cash prize in the Telangana State (Inter District) women chess challengers selection championship-2015 conducted on 17th & 18th June, 2015 by the Telangana State Chess ADHOC Committee at Gautham Nagar Welfare Association Malkajgiri, RR District.
Children of Class IV J has secured the First place and T. Sai Charan of Class IV R, has secured the 2nd place in Inline skates under 8-10 years age category in the 1st Telangana school level skating championship 2015, Hyderabad, held on 19th July, 2015 ay Siddharth Nagar, Welfare Association Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad, Telangana.
A Tribute to Tyagaraja
To the musicians and millions of Indian music lovers, Thyagaraja remains the genius who has had the greatest impact on the carnatic style of music. The tradition of commemorating the day of his passing is observed by the children of Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School with lot of devotion and enthusiasm. The programme started with ‘Ganesh Vandana’. This was followed by homage to Tyagaraja by the children - a rendition of Tyagaraja’s compositions. The life and work of Tyagaraja was presented by the children through soul filling songs, narration , dance and dramatization which left everyone spellbound. The entire programme created an atmosphere of ultimate bliss of music. The programme concluded with the speech by the Director of the School Mr. Harihara Prasad and the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman. Both of them congratulated children for the wonderful presentation and motivated them to participate more in such festivals.
Sankranti Festival 2015
Children of the Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School got into the festive, fervor to usher the four day – long harvest festival – ‘Sankranti’ . The entire school campus was decorated with rangolis and kites made by the children creating an atmosphere of festivity. Showcasing traditional culture of Sankranti celebration in different states. Children explained the different aspects of the festival through songs and dances. The entire school echoed with the melodious songs sung by the children. The entire celebration brought out the traditional intention to thank the Sun God and farmstead livestock that help create the material abundance. The programme, concluded with the speech by the guest Mrs. Uma Radha. In her speech she made the children understand that though India has a diverse culture, but we all are Indians and should feel proud to be Indians.
Christmas Celebrations 2014
Gaiety marked the Christmas celebration in the Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School. The sweet little ones made this festive season colourful by presenting a skit related to the birth of Jesus Christ where in they attired as Joseph, Mother Mary, wise men and shepherds. The whole school campus echoed with the Christmas carols sung by the children. The entire school was decorated with stars, balloons, candles and colourful Christmas trees. All the children which captured the spirit of the festival. The appearance of Santa Clause created a happy and pleasant atmosphere by dancing along with song ‘Jingle Bell”.
Kinds of Houses
Workshop in Aditya Park Hotel
Annual Sports Day
Sports have a vital role on making children sound physically and mentally. Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School celebrate their 25th Annual Sports Meet on 14th November, 2014 with high spirit and jubilation. Traditionally the programme commenced with a prayer, followed by the declaration of the sports meet open by the Director of the school Mr. Harihara Prasad. The Secretary of the School. Mrs. Rama Devi graced the event with her presence. The torch bearer with the mock torch added the ceremonial fervor to the programme. K. Sreya of Class – IV took the pledge for a fair game. The mascot Chota bheem, the favourite character of the children, entertained with his appearance along with different track events, the display of aerobics, yoga and colourful drill in perfect synchronization was a treat to the eyes. The programme culminated by the award ceremony. The little sport stars, with bright shining faces, flaunted their trophies and medals and gained appreciation and thunderous applause from all. The even formally ended with the speech by the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman. Her encouraging speech enticed everyone and motivated children not to give up but persevere for more glory in future.
Rshtriya Ekta Diwas
With an aim to convey the message of the importance of Unity in sustaining any work, children of Sister Nivedita School celebrated Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel’s birthday on 31st October, The day is also observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Children enthusiastically participated in a skit which showcased the essential qualities of his character and also explained why he is called the Iron Man of India. Children joined hands with all the Indians and took pledge to work for Unity of the country.
Sister Nivedita - ‘The Dedicated Soul’
Sister Nivedita - a multi – dimensional personality rendered her utmost service for the purpose of Indians. Keeping in mind her dedication to the service of Indians, children of Sister Nivedita school celebrated her birthday on 28th October. The programme show cased the philanthropic activities of this great soul. The skit played by the children reminded the magnetic effect of the fiery speech of Swami Vivekananda. Children also demonstrated Niveditan’s tireless effort for the spread of education and amelioration of Indian women. On this occasion music (vocal ) competition was held on the theme ‘Mother’ and ‘Mother Nature’ as a mark to pay tribute to this ‘Great Mother.’ The whole school campus echoed by the mellifluous songs presented by the children. The entire programme was an attempt to bring together all the essential qualities of this invigorating lady which were a source of inspiration and strength for the children in every sphere of life.
Shoot us with cameras - Not with guns
From time immemorial our wildlife has been closely associated with our legendary beliefs and folklores. Our lives would be very much poorer without these varied forms that build up the balance of nature. With an aim to arouse a general awakening among children for protection of wild life, ‘Wild life Week’ was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the children of Sister Nivedita School. In a weeklong programme children participated in a myriad events which included speech, skit and dance. Children were informed about different aspects of the celebration which included the purpose of wild life week celebrations, extinct and endangered species and zoo etiquette. Through various activities children made everyone aware of the fact that removing life from wild life proves that we are wild. The entire programme aimed to sensitize children of the importance of conservation and protection of wild life.
Inspired by the Prime Minister Sri . Narendra Modi’s dream project of creating a Swachh Bharat, children of Sister Nivedita School took an initiative to make everyone aware of this national endeavour to make our beloved country clean. Through a skit children how people make their surroundings dirty, especially the public places like bus stands, parks, streets etc., They also highlighted the importance of keeping these places clean. Children also emphasized on the fact that it is our social responsibility to keep these places clean. Children performed a dance on the theme song of ‘Swachh Bharat’. The programme concluded with a pledge taken by the children to keep their home, school and surroundings clean. The entire programme was aimed at sensitizing children to be a part of this great mission and disseminate to everyone.
Welcoming the festival of lights children of Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School celebrated Diwali with devotion, enthusiasm and excitement. Children invoked Goddess Laxmi through a Laxmi Vandana’. The song was followed by a well enacted skit showing how demon Narakasura was vanquished by Lord Krishna and Satyabhama which symbolized the victory of good over evils. The highlight of the programme was the mime performance by the students of Class IV. Through the mime act children effectively demonstrated the precautionary measures to be taken while bursting crackers. The entire school premise echoed by the melodious song performed by the children. Apart from the cultural activities children were reminded to spend less money on crackers and donate that amount for the cyclone victims and less privileged one and bring happiness to all during Diwali. The programme was concluded with the speech by the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman. In her speech she reminded the children to take care of their pets while bursting crackers and wished all a safe and happy diwali.
HINDI DIWAS Celebrations
Project work of different types of sea-creatures on 4th Sept 2014
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations
In our multicultural society we need to instill and enforce the universal values of brotherhood, tolerance, peace, compassion and solidarity in our children. Students of Sister Nivedita School invoked Lord Ganesha to mark the advent of the master of all knowledge, intelligence and wisdom.
Children were motivated to create awareness through an activity of making clay Ganesha idols. They showcased their creativity through various artistic Ganesha idols made by them. Children looked impeccable in the costume of Gods and Goddesses. They enacted the story of Lord Ganesha to explane how the God had got the elephant’s head . The devotional songs and the dance performances by the children created a mood of festivity. Children and the teachers were motivated to buy eco-friendly clay Ganesha idols to avoid pollution. The programme was not only an entertainment, But also an effort to sensitize students towards living in harmony in a diverse society. The entire presentation was truly enthralling as our young children showcased their wonderful talents under the guidance of the teachers
Telugu day Celebrations
The mother tongue is part of a child’s personal, social and cultural identity. Habits, conducts, values, virtues, customs and beliefs are all shaped through the mother tongue. With an aim to make children remind the importance of this indispensable instrument students of Sister Nivedita School celebrated Telugu Day on 28th August.
Children paid tribute to the great Telugu poet ‘Gidugu Rama Murthy, whose birthday is celebrated as the Telugu Day. On this occasion various competitions on recitation, word building, news reading etc. were held . Children presented the skit based on the story of ‘Bhakta Prahlad’. The melodious song and dance performance by the children mesmerized everyone. The entire programme reminded the fact that in our thirst for exploring new horizons of knowledge and learning new languages, we should not forget– our mother tongue.
Celebration of festivals and traditions keep young minds rooted in their culture, encouraging spiritual development. Janmashtami was celebrated with great gaiety and enthusiasm in the Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School . Children attired in the costumes disguised themselves as Krishna, Radha and Gopikas looked radiant in their colourful outfits. It was an amazing sight to see children presenting the story of Kaliamardhanam which mesmerized the audience. The devotional songs and dance performances by the children created mood of festivity.
On the eve of the 68th Independence Day, the premises of Sister Nivedita School was filled with patriotism and love for the country. Children presented a mélange of activities which included playing key board, dance, song and enacting children were dressed as Shivaji, Subhash Chandra Bose, Alluri Sita Ramaraju, Gandhi and depicted their contributions to the freedom struggle which touched the soul of the audience. The energetic dance performance by the children kept the flame of patriotism alive and made everyone spell bound. The programme concluded with the speech of the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman who highlighted the importance of this day and urged the students to prepare themselves to be the pillars of the nation and uphold the values of the country. The entire programme was truly enthralling and created an atmosphere of national pride.
To err in human – To forgive is divine
Whether the pain is mental, physical or both, forgiving others even if they have hurt you the best way for reconciliation. Children of Sister Nivedita School celebrated ‘Forgiveness Day’ with a view to encourage the spirit of forgiveness. Children enacted a skit to move everyone learn the art of articulating their feelings and emotions intelligently and calmly. Children were encouraged to take pledge to forgive and to be forgiven. The purpose of the celebration to evoke healing power of forgiveness among the children.
Nature the Nature for your future
8th July reminds people of the need to conserve the precious natural resources, the earth is bestowed with. Through a weeklong programme the children of Sister Nivedita School made a great effort to bring in the awareness to save the planet earth. Children were abuzz with activities that sensitized them of working together to save this planet earth. As a part of the celebration little hands planted saplings to assure that they would protection of environment. Children came up with various activities like skits, dance, songs in to demonstrate the importance of saving the earth. Tiny tots of the preprimary wing also joined hands to spread awareness of protecting and saving trees, plants and the endangered animals. The aim of the entire celebration was to make every one understand the true meaning of the word ‘conservation’ and inculcate environment friendly habit to nurture the nature which is the need of the day to some mankind.
NEW Twist on old thoughts
Children of Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School made an extraordinary attempt to give a new twist on the old thought. Children came up with surprising insight to change the moral of the most popular story ‘For and the Grapes’. Children gave a changed interpretation to the story by saying that the repeated attempt of the fox could make it possible to reach the ‘sweet’ grapes. The purpose of the skit presentation was to focus on the fact that ‘Making an attempt’ is half success’.
CHILDREN OF CLASS III HAD AN ACTIITY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE BIRDS FREE IN THE NATURE WHICH WAS BASED ON THE AUTO BIOGRAPHY OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE.
A HEALTHY MIND IN A HEALTHY BODY – CHILDREN SHARED A FEW TIPS ABOUT HOW TO STAY FIT AND HEALTHY
MORAL VALUES TAUGHT DURING THE MORNING ASSEMBLY
BOOKS – OUR BEST FRIENDS DURING MORNING ASSEMBLY CHILDREN DEMONSTRATED HOW TO TAKE CARE OUR ‘BEST FRIENDS – BOOKS’
K. Sarthak of Class III has adopted a Mandaria Duck of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens for a period of one year from 16.08.2014 to 15.08.2015.
Vishnu Priya of IV R and Naga Ashrith of Class III have participated in Sripathi Rajeshwar Rao Memorial Open Karate Do Championship 2014 held on 9th November, 2014 at Guru Gobind Singh Indoor Stadium, Ameerpet, Hyderabad and have been awarded Bronze Medals.
Chinmaya Geeta Chanting Competition were held on 5th November by Chinmaya Mission. Winners were awarded prizes by the Vice Principal Mrs. Anuradha Pramod.
The first prize winner also took part in the District Level Shloka Chanting Competitioon.
Pranitha Priya of Class II has participated in Raja Bahadur Venkatarama Reddy 146th Birth Anniversary Chess Tournament 2014. The certificate was awarded by Telugu Bhasha Samskruthika Mandali on 22nd August 2014 at Telugu University. By Hon’ble Home Minister Nayani Narshima Reddy. She scored 3 points out of 6 rounds and placed winner under 7 girls.
Aarav Garg of Class IV has won third prize in the Open tournament Roller Skating Championship 2014 conducted at Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad on the eve of Independence day.
B. Shirya Rao a student of class IV has won the Second prize in Interschool poetry recitation competition on the theme Flora – Fauna and T.V. Gayatri of Class I has won the second prize for Inter School Story telling competition conducted by DPS , Nacharam on 22nd August, 2014 which was attended by 22 CBSE schools.
Nishitha Rout of Class I has won the Second prize in Interschool poetry competition conducted by Suchitra Academy that was conducted on 12th August, 2014.
P. Divya of IV M has won the second prize and Dhanush of IV M has won competition conducted by Johnson Grammar School (CBSE) Nacharam held on 19th July, 2014.
Howard Public School, Himayat nagar has conducted BALOTSAV – Inter School Proficiency Competitions 2014 on 1st of August, 2014 K. Aasritha of class III T has won the 3rd Prize in Tale Talk and Gouri Priya. P of class II has won consolation prize in Portrayal – Painting competition under the Sub junior category.
Pranitha Priya of Class II M has been placed second in the 28th Hyderabad District Under 7 (Boys and Girls) Championship – 2014 that was held on 3rd August, 2014 at Super Kids Chess Academy, Ramnagar, Hyderabad
Gayatri Sindhuja of Class IV-T has won a consolation prize in the music competition (vocal) conducted by Sri Guru Datta High School. She has also been selected for Playback singing in one of the upcoming Telugu Movies.
Pulkith Patwari of IV-T has been awarded the Best Player of the tournament under – 12. Category in the Semi Final in the New Club Open Tennis Tournament conducted by K.K. Pro Tennis.
Ananya Inamdar of IV-M has achieved State Rank 9 in the 4th International English Olympiad for the academic year 2013-14. She has been awarded Merit Certificate, a DVD Lands and people and also an Annual Subscription of BBC
GO GREEN - EVERGREEN
Today (22nd May) being International Biodiversity Day, the students of HSL club of Sister Nivedita school participated in Plantation drive. Nothing could deter the students to be in the hot sun and enjoyed planting saplings. Students age between 6years to 12 years took part in the programme and made it great a success. The Director of the school Mr. Hariharaprasad and the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi venkataraman appreciated the students for their care and concern towards the nature and its preservation and themselves also planted various flowering plants. The children took an oath that their prime concern and responsibility will be preserving nature, biodiversity and mother earth.
Yoga posses for stress relief
Teachers of Sister Nivedita School were fortunate to get the help guide by Yoga Shiromani – Deepak Bandhu for relaxation techniques for a stress free life which is a need for today.
Puppet Show Activity at our school
Through a puppet show children were encouraged to utilize their summer holidays in a constructive way.
Summer fruits Activity at our school
In the morning assembly children were informed about the nutritional values of the summer fruits which help to beat the heat of summer day.
Good Friday celebrations at our school
Children of Sister Nivedita School presented a skit to observe the Good Friday which sensitized children to see the world differently and is a positive manner.
Sri Rama Navami celebrations at our school
Celebrations of festivals keep young minds rooted in their culture. To mark the birthday of Lord Shri Rama , Sri Ram Navami was celebrated by the children of Primary wing of Sister Nivedita School with great gaiety and enthusiasm.
The Primary Wing of Sister Nivedita School marked the beginning of the New Academic year with a significant assembly that highlighted the importance of ‘Good Habits’. Children recited wonderful poems on good habits such as punctuality, neatness etc.
Middle & Highschool Wing News
Installation of Interact Club of the school
The Interact Club of Sister Nivedita School was installed by Rotarian Dr. Gayathri, President, Rotary Club of Hyderabad North on the 27th July 2015.The other Rotarians who graced the occasion were Rtn.Chandrasekharan, Joint Secretary RCHN, Rtn . Jayashree Venkataraman, Secretary RCHN, Rtn. Naresh Raman. The Director of the School Rtn Harihara Prasad and the Principal of the School, Rtn. Jayanthi Venkataraman were also present on the occasion. The President of the Interact Club P R Suryanarayan in his acceptance speech mentioned the various service projects the school would be taking up under the aegis of RCHN this year. The Secretary of the Interact Club B Apurupa briefed the activities of the previous year in her outgoing interact club presentation.
RCHN appreciated the contributions of the school in serving the mankind and mentioned that many students from other schools derived inspiration from the endeavors of niveditans.
Investiture Ceremony 2015-16
The School Cabinet was invested by the Director of the School, Mr. Hari Hara Prasad and the Principal of the School, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman on the 25th July 2015.
P. R Suryanaryan is the Head Boy of the School while P Sai Sri Sushma is the Head Girl of the School.
Anti Smoking campaign
Pragathi Welfare Society organized an awareness program for the students of class X on Smoking Prevention through Youth Education in the School on 23rd July 2015. As a part of this initiative, Ms. Shubhi Pathak, Secretary of their Youth Council made a presentation on anti smoking campaign and spoke to the students about how younger people get influenced and start smoking and how one can be firm in opposing it.
Padya Toranam competition
B Apurupa from class X and B Sai Sridhari from class IX took part in the Padya Toranam Competition held on 10th July at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad. Their performance for the great endeavor of preserving our art, culture, Heritage and language was appreciated. These students received Certificate of Appreciation and cash award of Rs. 750 and Rs.251 respectively.
Inter School drawing competition
Varshini B of class VII and Bhavya Raja of class V bagged I and II prizes respectively in the Inter School Drawing Competition conducted by Johnson Grammar School, Hyderabad.
Inter School Chess Competition
Ayushi Dwivedy from class IX, Achal Gupa from class VII, Yagna Priya from class V and Praneetha Priya from class III took part in Inter School chess Competition conducted by Sadhu Vaswani International School. These students received Certificate of Excellence for their participation
Mrs.Debasree Ghosh from the faculty of Science attended an Orientation Program on Environmental Education for Teachers conducted by Sukuki Exnora, at Paryatak Bhavan, Greenlands, Hyderabad on the 24th of July.
Mrs. Mitali Bhattacharya and Mrs. Lakshmi from the faculty of English attended a workshop on English Language teaching sub skills conducted by Oxford University Press at Hotel Pearl Residency on the 24th July 2015.
Workshops for Teachers in July
Mrs. Aruna Modi, Mrs. Rama Prasanna, Mrs Subhabrata Benerjee, from the faculty of social science attended the workshop on “Latest Pedagogical Practices and their Applications in the classrooms” conducted by 23.4 Degrees, on the 23 July at Central Court, Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad.
July dedicated to science and technology by Niveditans
To promote scientific temperament among the students, the activities in the morning assembly in July encompassed science and technology. The various activities that were taken up were discussions, personalities, displays, debates and inter house quiz competition apart from science exhibition. The purpose of this is to develop scientific attitude in the young generation of our country to make them realize the interdependence of science, technology and society and the responsibility of the scientists of tomorrow.
The inter house quiz competition was held on 20th July in the school. The winner of the competition is the Regent House represented by Ayushi Varma and I Shiv Sai from classes X and IX respectively.
It was quite a “sciensational” experience for the students when an innovative science exhibition was hosted for a span of two days in the school. Students right from class V to X displayed their new ideas and improvements in various aspects of the sophistication in science and technology like health and hygiene, resource management, disaster management, principles of physics and a host of other fields. Students with their teachers from all the blocks of the school visited the science exhibition to see the exhibits and listen to the explanation made by their peers. This helped the students to relate curriculum to the daily life. The visit of Mrs. Lalitha Kumari, Principal, Vivekananda Residential school, Karimnagar was a surprise to the young budding scientists of the school.
“Tell me I listen….Teach me I remember…Involve me I learn”. As the quotes goes…everyone around listens when he is told..but the true learning takes when it is inculcated in our lives with action and action brings change lest it remains in speeches and on papers. The school plunged into action under the HSLClub and the environment Club of the School deriving inspiration from their Principal Mrs.Jayanthi Venkataraman. The students alerted the neighbourhood and others once again at the alarming necessity to plant trees through their Van Mahotsav program. The presentation of “Chipko Andolan” and the skit ”The dream of a boy” were an eye opener to the audience and the neighbors. The streak in the program was the Director of the School Mr. Hari Hara Prasad himself planting saplings with the students after the program..The students took an oath that they would continue planting saplings. The Principal in her address said the promise that is made today is an eternal one. The children were not only alerted of protecting the green trees but also reminded of their family tree. They have to think of the posterity and replace what they borrow from nature taking advice from their elders.
Quest – Science Exhibition at Glandale
Kunal Agarwal and Suryanarayan with Kushee Paprunia from class X participated in the Science Exhibition – Quest at Glandale Academy and bagged the third prize while Arjun Romesh, Manish Sai, Nuha Tasneem and D. Adityaya received certificate of participation for their presentation.
Nie Aqua Ambassador
Surya Teja of Class X Jasmine won the Runner up prize in the Time NIE Aqua Ambassador Project Competition conducted in Nov – Dec 2014. His perspective on the topic “Healthy Water” has been appreciated and he was awarded a certificate of appreciation and a Tablet.
International Day of Yoga - 21st June 2015
Sister Nivedita School hailed the first International Day of yoga. The school adorned a serene bliss with students in white attires and wide display of charts on yoga and physical fitness.
Incessant drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirit of Niveditans. Yoga guru Shri Deepak Bandhu, the Chief Guest for the day was welcomed by the Director of the school Sri Harihara Prasad and the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman . Shri Deepak Bandhu spoke to the students about the benefits of yoga at length and demonstrated a few asanas that help students in them better performance . He asked the students to use yoga for human welfare and a tension free world.
The program concluded with a vote of thanks and students carrying the message of love peace and goodwill home to spread awareness among family and friends.
School Reopens after summer vacation - 8th June 2015
A Long Stride Yet Again !
June 5th being the World Environment Day, teachers of Sister Nivedita School, Ameerpet have yet again set a wonder.
As the school is gearing upto a welcome back of the students from their summer vacation on the 8th of June, 2015, nothing was felt short in absence of the hustle and lustle. The ever energetic teachers honoured and celebrated the day by planting saplings along with the Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman.
This shows our care and concern for environment and an everlasting activity of the same to be followed.
Times NIE – Aspiring Journalist - April 13th to 17th 2015
The Times of India NIE program facilitated Yashi Jain, from class VIII, participating in a one week Summer Training Program. The times NIE certified Yashi Jain as an aspiring Journalist. In the five day long training program, she received for Intensive and challenging Journalism program that taught her how to report and edit stories, write reviews and news features coupled with marketing inputs in the fields of media. Yashi was awarded the certificate of honour for the same.
Each one Teach one - April 12th 2015
Under the Rotary India Literacy Mission, our school hosted an orientation program for volunteers especially teachers who will spread awareness as well as work to achieve literacy goals through adult literacy program of rotary. The orientation focused on the objective and content to contribute to the Adult literacy through students. Later the teacher volunteer motivated the students of classes VII to X to take up the ‘each one teach one” program to make India a country with total literacy by 2017.
Clean Hussain Sagar lake campaign
The students of our school participated in various activities to join hands in the efforts of restoring Hussain Sagar Lake. Our students are an active part of the campaign. They took part in the rally on world water Day and HSL Club Meet 2015 on 22nd March, 2015. The awards with which the school was afflauded are :
1. Best school award.
2. Best HSL student award to Ch. Ishaa of Class VIII
3. Best HSL student award A. Aishwarya of Class VIII.
Certificates, mementos and medals were presented to these students. In the same competition, Mahati, Sahitya, Shruthi, Prerna bagged I Prize in poster making competition.
The school reopens – the new academic year 2015 -16 begins - April 6th 2015
The first day of the school assembly was marked by the presence of Dr. A.S.Murthy, Deputy Director of Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence who addressed the students of class IX and X. Dr. A.S. Murthy referred to the great patriot monk Swami Vivekananda and enlightened the students on life building, man making character making and nation building. He advised the students to install faith in self and strengthen nobler values of life.
Students of High School went to Pragati Resorts annual picnic cum Bio Tour
ANNUAL SCIENCE QUIZ COMPETITION on 22nd Nov 2014
M. Ananya and Anish Diwan from Class X and R. Suryanarayanan and K. Sri Harsha from Class IX participated in Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society – Annual Science Quiz competiton at Birla Planetarium. Sunyanarayanan and Anish Diwan bagged consolation prizes
ENGLISH WORKSHOP on 22nd Nov 2014
Mrs. Uma and Mrs. Rama Prasanna attended workshop on empowering the English language classroom. The communicative way by S. Mohan Raj professor EFLU
MATHS WROKSHOP on 21st Nov 2014
Mrs. Lalitha Ramachandran Maths Teacher from middle school attended a Maths Workshop on activity based Teaching of Mathematical concept and FA and projects at Hotel Pearl Regency.
Problem Solving Assessment 2014 conducted in the school.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS’ DAY on 20th Nov 2014
Class VIII girls were taken to a program ‘Courage’ girls empowerment, on the occasion of International Children’s Day Girls of our school presented a song on the same theme and were applauded S. Mohana was appreciated for her performance and WAS awarded Rs. 101/-
HINDI WORKSHOP on 20th Nov 2014
T.K. Jyothi and Mrs. Sunitha More attended workshop in Hindi conducted by Madhuban at Chutney, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad.
PAGE APTITUDE TEST 17th Nov, 2014
PAGE conducted Aptitude Test for Class X after conducting a career counseling session in the school.
KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP 16th Nov, 2014
Satvinder Sing, Sardar Karanjeet Singh and K. Deva Sai Harsha of Class VIII participated in Sripathi Rajeshwari Rao Memorial Open Karate Do Championship 2014 held on 9th Nov, 2014 at Guru Gobind Singh. Indoor stadium , Ameerpet, Hyderabd and has been awarded Silver medals in even category Karate.
K. Deva Sai Harsha VIII bagged gold medal, Sardar Karanjeet Singh received Silver medal and Sardar Satwindere singh VIII was awarded bronze medal in I National Invitatimas Karate and Kung Fu Tournament – 2014 organised by RDC Karate Academy at PJR stadium Chandanagar, Hyderabad.
CCE WORKSHOP 15th Nov, 2014
Mrs. Kalyani and Ms. Shalini attended a workshop on CCE by All India Educational testing services.
STATE LEVEL COMPETITION ON ENERGY CONSERVATION - 2014
Varshita Lakashmi (IX) Mr. Devika (IX), Ch Isha, (VIII) and Varshini (V) bagged consolation prizes with cash and gift hampers worth Rs. 5,000/- in the state level competition on Energy Conservation conducted on 15th November at RTC Kalyana Mandapam Baghlingampally Hyderabad. These 4 students were from our school out of the 50 best children selected from the state.
CHILDREN’S DAY 14th Nov, 2014
Children’s day celebrations in our school reached a crescendo on Friday. Going by the occasion teachers conducted the assembly. It was a refreshing change for the students. It was followed by a beautiful singing competition. Students from classes 5,6,7,8,9,10 took part in the competition. The programme was an eclectic amalgamation of devotional songs, classical tunes and there was a Honey Singh special too!!! Which brought the house down? Well known playback singers acted as jury. Children eagerly awaited the results and cheered for their friends. The programme climaxed with judges rendering their famous songs for the children. Principal congratulated the winners of the competition and wished them a happy children’s day.
BVB MUN 7th Nov, 2014
Nine students from high school participated in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Mock Model United Nations at their school and received participation certificates.
School paid homage to Dr. C.V. Raman on his birth anniversary taking up expression series on Young Scientific Minds 9th November 2014.
ETV QUIZ 7th Nov, 2014
Suryanarayanan, Harini from Class IX and Vagisha sagar and Shiv Sai from class VIII participated in ‘Champion” a quiz show on channel ETV at Sarathi Studio Ameerpet . Harini decleared the audition round to take part in the next level. In the school round Shiv Sai of Class VII won first prize that brought him a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-. The program will be telecast in the first week of December, 2014 on ETV Channel.
Chinmaya Bhagwad Geetha Chanting Competition 5th Nov, 2014
Chinmaya Trust conducted Chinmaya Bhagwad Geetha Chanting competition in the school.
The winners of the competition in Group C- I are:
1. Vishwesh D. VT – I prize
2. G. Tanuja VJ – II Prize
3. G. Sree Vikram Showri – V Mg – III prize
The Group C winners are:
1. P. Bhavya – VII L – I prize
2. Hitesh Agarwal – VIII J – II prize
3. Haritha Maitreye – VI S – III Prize
CBSE the National Unity Quiz - 31st October 2014
Surya Narayanan and P.S.S. Sushma students of Class IX participated in the CBSE, the National Unity quiz at D.A. V Safilguda on 31st October 2014 conducted on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
English Workshop - 30th October 2014
Mrs. Mithali Bhattacharya and Mrs. Deepannita Lahari, faculty of English language attended English Language Teaching – Teaching methodologies workshop at Hotel Pearl Regency, Lakdika-pool, Hyderabad conducted by Oxford University Press.
Literary Fest - 20th to 28th October 2014
A week long literary fest was organized in the High School. The inaugural day marked the presence of the Director of the School Mr. Harihara Prasad who declared the fest open by reading a poem.
Various activities like poetry recitation, appreciation, comparison declamation , speech were presented by the students, the streak being the Drama “The Merchant of Venice.”
The fest concluded on 28th October that commemorates the birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita Dr. V. Kondala Rao Founder Chairman and Mr. Subba Rao, a Teacher par excellence were the guests of honour . Dr. V. Kondal Rao in his address to the students stressed on the importance of reading and observational learning.
CBSE Yoga competition 2014
Md. Mustafa, students of class IX Nithya Sri, S. Amulya, T.S Laasya Priya, Pranav Alle participated in the CBSE Cluster National Yoga Competition organized at Bharatiyam Vidya Niketan, Gwalior from 16th October to 18th October 2014 in under 19 age-group. All these students received participation certificate.
Achievement cards for Term – I were issued on 18th October 2014
RYLA 17th to 19th October 2014
Around 40 students from classes IX and X attended a three day Ryla camp at Abhyasa Residential School, Toopran
Mathematic workshop on 17th October 2014
Mrs. Abirami. S, Mrs. Sashikala , Mrs Padmaja, Mrs. Sujatha from the faculty of Mathematics attended a workshop in Math conducted by Bharati Bhavan Publishers and Distributors. The resource person was Mrs. Shubha Garimella Subramanian
A drawing competition was conducted in the school, making it compulsory for all the students to take part, with the theme ‘Swacch Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya’ students of class X presented a Nukkad Natak to spread awareness about clean surroundings. The video is available http//www.youtube.com/watch?v: DfDct/4A1GU
Interact club on 14th October 2014
The Interact club of Sister NIvedita School was invested by Rtn. Prasad Mukku, President RCHN.
‘Think and Learn Challenge’ on 12th October 2014
The qualifiers of the first round of the Times of India ‘Think and Learn Challenge’ took part in the city round competition on 12th October, 2014 at Gachi Bowli Stadium . There was an orientation Program for parents.
Protiksha Ukil of class X received a Tab, being the School topper in the same competition.
Principals Meet on 11th October 2014
Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman , Principal and Mrs. Raja Sarita, Vice Pricipal attended the principal’s conference – 2120 . A conference by , for and of Principals organized by Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools Complex (HSSC) on 11th October 2014 at The Square Hotel, Begumpet.
School closes for the I term Vacation from 24th September to 7th October
Dassera Celebrations 2014
AS a part of Dassehra celebrations Dandiya competition and a dance – drama ‘ Mahisasura Mardini, was organized by the cultural club of Sister Nivedita School.
Mr. Manikandan, Mentor and guide of the students Protiksha Ukil and M. Ananya Class X participants of CBSE National Level Science Exhibition was felicitated in the school by the Director of the School Mr. Harihara Prasad.
ARFA SULTANA BAGGED II PRIZE IN POTRAYAL PAINTING COMPETITION
IN METAMORPHOSIS INDIVIDUAL EVENT FOR THE SUB JUNIORS KAUSTUBH. G. RAO RECEIVED THE SECOND PRIZE
Mr. Manikandan, Mentor and guide of the students Protiksha Ukil and M. Ananya Class X participants of CBSE National Level Science Exhibition was felicitated in the school by the Director of the School Mr. Harihara Prasad.
Adish Shah was presented with the Discovery Magazine by SOF for securing International Rank – 445 and State Rank – 22
Hindi Diwas Celebrations
Hindi is a language of harmony and understanding. Reiterating the richness the Hindi language has, the School celebrated Hindi Diwas presenting a range of programmes depicting the journey of Hindi from the ancient days to the present day, hailing it’s contribution to other languages and various cultural presentations.
The Director of the school Sri Hari Prasad addressed the students and said Students must be as fluent in Hindi as in any other language because Hindi is our national language and the second largest language spoken in the world.
The Principal of the school Mrs Jayanthi Venkataraman expressed her views on the significance of Hindi as a language in the global context. The students enthusiastically participated in various competitions and programmes and displayed their multi faceted talents which were really praise worthy.
Mr Brijesh Tiwari and Mrs Preeti Srivastava, Hindi Teachers from the High School and the Middle School respectively attended a workshop at Slate The School.
Rotary Club of Secunderabad felicitated Mrs. Jayanthi Venkatarman, Principal, sieter Nivedita School on the occasion ofTeachers’Day with Rotary Vocational Excellence Award in recognitionof her valuable contribution to the cause of Education in the true spirit of “Service above Self”. This award was presented on 9th September, 2014 at Hotel Ramada.
National level Science Exhibition
Protiksha Ukil and M Ananya, class X students and Adish Shah of class VI and VII respectively are representing the school at CBSE National level School Exhibition at Delhi.
The students left Hyderabad to reach Delhi along with their teachers Ms. Swarnalatha and Ms. Shalini by AP Express on 8th September 2014. Students returned on 15th September, 2014 after receiving Certificates of Participation.
Teachers Day and Mac Millar Visit
Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu…….. Guru Devo Maheshwara Guru Saakshat Parabrahma …… Thasmayisree Guruvehnamaha. The reverberation of the above sacred chant filled the atmosphere with gaiety and fun, that enfolded at the auspicious Teacher’s Day celebrations at Sister Nivedita School. The programme started with an introduction of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan the second president of India and a teacher par excellence, whose birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day, by P Suryanarayanan, the Dy Head Boy of the school.
P. Sushma, the Dy Head Girl of the school, highlighted the importance of a teacher’s role in the lives of children, comparing it to a candle, spreading the light of knowledge and thus, being the backbone of a healthy society. A teacher who teaches from the heart is the truest human being. A number of well designed dances and rendition of songs by the students was not only heart-warming, but also an eye opener. The message to be an Indian at all times and adhere to the values and principles of Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda, was stressed. Teaching is the noblest profession and a teacher is not only incomparable but also irreplaceable.
On the wonderful occasion of Teachers’ day our school was visited by a guest, though small in stature he has noble ideas and conviction that rivals any adult.
Mac Millar, a 9 year old talented soccer player who aims to play for Manchester United one day. Mac’s greatness lies not in his talent but his generosity and compassionate quality of trying to help and the poorest children of the world. His actual mission is “Peace through Soccer Balls”. Mac created a website, raised funds, arranged for the Australian soldiers to take soccer balls to Afghanistan. No matter what one says one must appreciate his conviction in unique endeavor of spreading peace. His visit was a breath of fresh air for the students who are used to watching elderly guests. Mac spoke a few words which electrified the audience. There was a mass hysteria among the students to shake hands with Mac. His visit perfectly complemented this beautiful occasion.
The smiling faces of the children and their unrequited love ushered the sunshine in every teacher’s heart. Thus the celebrations ended with a happy note.
A meeting with Mac Millar
The interactors of the Interact club of Sister Nivedita School visited the Govt. School at Vijaya Nagar Colony, Hyderabad welcoming Mac Millar, a ten year old boy from Australia who had come to India to spend awareness and peace with his goal of providing Soccer balls, “Football”, play it for dsisadvantaged kids around the world. The students exchanged their views with Mac about the service oriented program carried out by the school and expressed their willingness to do their best for this project.
The Hindu Principals Meet
On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, The Hindu in association with Narayana Multi Speciality Hospital, Jeedimetla, organized “A Principals Meet” at their office. Principal Mrs Jayanthi Venkata Raman and The Times Teacher Coordinator Mr. Geo John attended the same. M. Gopala Krishna – IAS(Retd) was the Chief Guest while Wing Commander Numma R Kumar, GM, Narayana Multi Speciality Hospita was the guest of honour.
Vibrant Dastur Painting
Harshini of V Sunflower bagged first prize in Vibrant Dastur Painting Competition organized by Vibrant Cars Pvt. Ltd. In the same competition, Manmita Sahoo received a consolation prize.
Telugu Day celebrations 4th September
The stage was set for the celebration of one of the sweetest languages ever. Telugu Day celebrations stated in full swing today. The programme began on a lighter note by introducing the audiences to Telugu culture, primarily games like ‘Uppulu guppa’. It was followed by a presentation on poetry, prose and beauty of telugu languages. This presentation highlighted the role of prioneer Gidugu Ram Murthy, in making telugu accessible to the masses. The programme finally came to an end with a beautiful and soulful rendition on the beauty of Telugu.
The Director of the school addressed the gathering and spoke at great length on the relevance of Telugu in todays times. He stressed on the importance of learning all languages but not forgetting one’s mother tongue. He equated respecting mother tongue with respecting one own mother. Principal in her addressed expressed nostalgia after watching programmes on traditional telugu games.
DSE Chess competition – Sabbi Sri Rohita of class X received the best player Award by scoring 6/6 points in the inter school Chess competition.
1. Aditya Shekhawat of class VI, 2. Mustafa of class IX, 3. Kavya G of class X Participated in 1st Telangana State level Open Yogasana championship 2014 organised by Hyderabad and R.R. District Yoga Association and secured 9th, 10th and 12th places respectively out of 960 participants.
Independence Day Celebrations : Tagore’s Awakened India
Reminiscing Tagore’s dream of how the awakened India should be and presenting an answer to the conflict of ideologies and restlessness in the restive youth by Swami Vivekananda through his ‘Call to the Nation”, Sister Nivedita School celebrated the 68th Independence Day vibrantly. It was a great inspirational presentation by the students dressed as these great leaders who ushered the youth of the country towards thought and action. The Principal of the school Jayanthi Venkataraman welcomed the gathering. The distinguished guest for the day was Rtn. Nageshwar Rao. The Director of the School , Harihara Prasad also graced the occasion. The cultural programme was a feast to the eyes. The students through their speeches, songs, dances and skits established the fact that the future of India lies in its youth and an upsurge of youth entering various fields and serving motherland would lead India to greater heights.
Independence Day Open Tournament - R. Hanna Pravallika of class VII and T Ravi Teja of class II received first prize in 67th Independence Day Open Tournament Roller Skating Championship 2014 conducted at Kotla Vijaya Bhasker Reddy Stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad held on 27th and 28th August 2014 at Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN ‘BALOTSAV’ – INTER SCHOOL PROFICIENCY COMPETITIONS AND BAGGED PRIZES,
IN SYMPHONY – GROUP SINGING (SENIORS) WITH THE THEME “PASSAGE TO PEACE” THE SCHOOL CHOIR COMPRISING OF
M. ANIRUDH, R. SURYANARAYANA, V. BHARGAV SAI, SRUTHI CHANDANA, LASYA PRIYA, G. KAVYA, REZINA JASMINE, DIVYA VYSHNAVI AND LAKSHMI PRANATHI OF CLASS X P. SAI SRI SUSHMA & VARSHITHA OF CLASS IX, R. MOWTHIKA & G.V. MAHATHI OF CLASS VIII
E VINAY OF CLASS VIII PARTICIPATED IN THE TIMES BADMINTON LITTLE CHAMPION AND WAS AWARDED CERTIFICATE FOR BEING THE SEMIFINALIST AND ACQUIRED 4TH RANK IN ORDER – 13.
MRS. GEETHA REDDY ATTENDED THE TEACHER ORIENTATION PROGRAM AS A PART OF THE HUSSAIN SAGAR LAKE PROGRAMME ON 31ST JULY, 2014 AT GEETANJALI SENIOR SCHOOL MAYURI MARG, BEGUMPET, HYDERABAD
TEACHERS ATTENDED A WORKSHOP ON CCE LIFE SKILLS, THINKING, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS CONDUCTED BY MDN EDIFY ON 29TH JULY, 2014 IN THE SCHOOL.
SURYANARAYANAN AND MAHBOOB ALI OF CLASS IX PARTICIPATED IN RBI QUIZ ON 25TH JULY, 2014 AT CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES BEGUMPET. THE STUDENTS WERE AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION.
MRS. RAMA PRASANNA AND MRS. SHUBABRATA BANERJEE FROM SOCIAL SCIENCE FACULTY ATTENDED A WORKSHOP CUM DEMONSTRATION ON PLANETARIUM EDUCATION ON 19TH JULY, 2014 AT MERIDIAN SCHOOL BANJARA HILLS, HYDERABAD. CONDUCTED BY ORANGE EDUCATION PRIVATE LIMITED.
MRS. PRATEEBA, BIOLOGY TEACHER, HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED THE SECOND SESSION OF PROJECT SYMBIOSIS PROGRAM HELD ON 19TH JULY, 2014 AT TCS OFFICE NANAKRAMGUDA, HYDERABAD.
SURYANARAYANAN AND SARVANI . B ATTENDED THE TIMES NIE NEWS MAKERS MEET AS STAR CORRESPONDENTS 2014 AT THE TIMES OF INDIA OFFICE , ROAD NO. 3, BANJARA HILLS.
INVESTITURE CEREMONY In School
It was a routine day with the quintessential hustle and bustle of school. One thing that stood out was the ubiquitous excitement all around. It was the day of reckoning for the students. Investiture ceremony is a very important event of a school’s academic year. The setting was picture perfect with beautiful weather, effervescent children glowing in their uniforms ready to take part in the most important event of the year. And the moment finally arrived when Dr. V. Kondal Rao, Group Chairman of Sister Nivedita Foundation the Chief guest graced the occasion. Although the ceremony, perse was perfunctory, what electrified the occasion was the speeches of the head boy and the head girl. They spoke with such authority and maturity, that it seemed unbelievable !! The sight of flags fluttering and children marching to drum beats was truly spectacular. Dr. V. Kondal Rao spoke at length about his experiences as an educationist and the idea of Sister Nivedita School and what it stand for. His speech was engrossing and enlightened the students about many facets of real life. The children were a wonderful audience who were disciplined and involved. The children applauded and cheered their classmates who assumed responsibilities. It was a red letter day in the lives of all the students who were invested. The school cabinet looked very determined and enthusiastic to perform their duties appropriately. The program was anchored by the Vice Principal . The program concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Geo John the English teacher. As the children dispersed one could see that, they were really inspired and wanted to be a part of school cabinet. Principal Madam inspired the children with her speech and encouraged them to work hard for being part of school cabinet. The Director of the school Mr. M. Harihara Prasad congratulated the members of the student council.
CBSE REGIONAL LEVEL SCIENCE EXHIBITION SCHOOL QULIFIES FOR NATIONAL LEVEL on April, 2014.
PROTIKSHA UKIL X J AND ANANYA M X SF TOOK PART IN THE CBSE REGIONAL LEVEL SCIENCE EXHIBITION HELD ON 10TH , 11 TH AND 12TH JULY 2014 AT BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN SCHOOL , JUBILEE HILLS. THEIR EXHIBIT ‘IMPROVED AIDS FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED PEOPLE (CONTROLLED) MECHANICAL SUIT RECEIVED APPRECIATIONS AND IS SELECTED FOR THE CBSE NATIONAL LEVEL SCIENCE EXHIBITION.
IN THE SAME COMPETITION ADISH SHAH VII AND ADITYAYA D VI EXHIBITED THEIR MODEL ON PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY FROM ORGANIC FOOD WASTE. THE PROJECT RECEIVED APPRECIATION FROM THE VISITORS AND IS SELECTED FOR THE CBSE NATIONAL LEVEL SCIENCE EXHIBITION.
The FOUR STUDENTS WILL BE GOING TO DELHI SHORTLY FOR THE NATIONAL LEVEL COMPETITION.
A MOMENT TO BE CHERISHED FOREVER
The Interact Club of Sister Nivedita School was awarded “Rotary 2013-14 Presidential Citation” for actively working to “Engage Rotary, Change Lives”.
On this occasion, it was a great moment of pride for us to felicitate the Director of the school Rtn.Harihara Prasad who has not only given his selfless love and affection to all of us but also his blessings in abundance wishing us success and prosperity, always accentuating upon the most important planks of life that are moral values. Moral values are the principles that make life worth living; one may be perfect but without moral and ethical values one will not be successful or respected in this society. Being a true devotee of Sri Satya Sai Baba , he has proved that service to mankind is service to god, by taking up many social welfare projects like helping the poor and deprived . Under his aegis the Interact Club of Sister Nivedita School accomplished many such service projects like pulse polio camps, donations in cash and kind, the latest being the contribution of reference books to the Rotary India Literacy Mission. Taking inspiration from the rotary theme this year rotary i.e, “Light up rotary-we must light up our lives as well as the needy” this year our concentration will be towards joining hands to eradicate illiteracy in India with the mission “Teach a child”. From the down to earth decorum of our beloved sir we have always inculcated the value of thinking of the fellow beings who require our care and concern; the haves should help the have nots ,the abled should serve the disabled.
What we have learnt through such projects is “The best way to find self is to lose self in the service of others. Great opportunities to help others seldom come but small ones surround us everyday”. So never miss this chance of bringing smile on a face that can brighten up the world!!
SABBI ROHITA participated in National Schools Chess Selection Tournament 2014 held in St. Joseph’s Public School, Habsiguda, RR District. She scored 5 points out of 5 rounds and was placed 1st. This was organized by Ranga Reddy District Chess Associations under auspices AP Chess Association & All India Chess Federation.
Sabbi Rohita also participated in AP State Sub Junior U-15 Boys and Girls Inter District Chess Tournament 2014 held in May and scored 5 points out of 6 rounds and placed 2nd.
This was organized by Visakhapatnam District Chess Association affiliated to AP Chess Association & Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh.
R.G. Sowmya (VII) has participated in the National Level Science Talent Search Examination 2014 conducted nationwide on 2nd Feb, 2014 by Unified Council. She secured 83% of Marks and her All India Rank is 89.
She is awarded Certificate of Appreciation of the Excellent Performance in NTSE – 2014.
Adish Shah, presently in class VII, has secured International Rank 4 and State Rank 2 in Andhra Pradesh in finals of 13th National SOF Cyber Olympiad Competition held in Feb 2014.
He is awarded a Gold Medal and Certificate of Recognition for his performance excellence in this competition.
He has secured International Rank 445 and State Rank 22 in Andhra Pradesh in the finals of Mathematics Olympiad Competition held in Feb, 2014.
He is awarded Certificate of Recognition for his performance Excellence in this competition.
Mr. R. Anish and Mrs. P. Venkata Kalyani attended a two day workshop conducted by The Royal Society of Chemistry London, Deccan Section India in association with Sri. Satya Sai Vidya Vihar Hyderabad on 20th and 21st June, 2014 . The topic was ‘Fundamentals in science for High school science Teachers.
Mrs. Rashmi Tripathy and Mrs. Anjana Devi attended a workshop on Hindi Teachers professional excellence on 20th June, 2014 at Kennedy High the Global School. The topic was “Tips for effective lesson from and evidence. Generation for Formative Assessment.
KASERU Career Development Institute organized a workshop on 22nd April, 2014.
KASERU Career Development Institute organized a workshop in the school premises for the parents and students of classes IX and X. Mr. Prasad Mukku and his team of facilitators through their session empowered the parents and students with the career option and guidance.
Mrs. Prateeba, Science teacher attended Project Symbiosis on 21st April, 2014.
Teacher Empowerment Program conducted by TCS at their office at Cyber Pearl Towers, Hitech city.
Newzen workshop was conducted in the school by Rtn. K.S. Sarma who interacted with the parents on 19th April, 2014.
The Newzen classes will commence shortly for the students.
English teachers attend workshop on listening and speaking skills in the school on 12th April, 2014.
Mrs. Soma conducted workshop in ASL explaining how to conduct and assess speaking skills. All the teachers were presented with the Trinity University language and speaking skills book.